Monday, 15 September 2008


British rally champion Guy Wilks is in a race against time to land a seat with the Subaru World Rally Team for 2009 – and he needs Britain to back him. In order to raise £2 million to meet the WRC budget Subaru requires, he is appealing to British motorsport fans, motor clubs and British businessmen to get behind him. Basically, this is a chance for everyone who shares a passion for the sport to get involved in the Wilks 500 Club investment/sponsorship scheme. Guy said: "Driving for Subaru would be the realisation of a dream for me and I think it would really give British rally fans something to cheer. It would be fantastic."
Subaru has said that Guy would receive equal machinery to Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson if the Wilks 500 Club can raise the finance to secure a third seat in the team next year.

Benefits for investors (contributions of £2000 or more) would include the opportunity for branding on the rally car and driver/co-driver teamwear. Wilks 500 Club advertisers/sponsors (support of £500 or more) will enjoy the privilege of their name, company or chosen charity being advertised on a special Union Jack montage on, together with a web link. has had more than 20,000 page views in six weeks, and the Union Jack montage will be promoted in The Sun and other national publications. You will also get free entry into the Wilks 500 Club draw, where some of the prizes you could win include a road-going Subaru Impreza WRX STi, branding on Guy's 2009 race helmet, a WRC trip for two and a white-knuckle rally ride with Guy. You will receive two free tickets to the Wilks 500 Club Party and auction – a superb opportunity to network with the motorsport community.

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